A peasant farmer refuses to accept modernisation -- his daughter defies him.
"This pearl of a movie has an extraordinary story with a touch of Poe. Few contemporary films are founded on such solid screenwriting. ... the film contains a poetic vision which is usually lost in the name of commerce. A marvellous animal presence juxtaposed with aesthetic refinement underscores man's eternal dilemma of reconciling domesticity and the beauty of wildness." Le Figaro